Funding (Updated 8/12/20)
For research students with funding, the assistantship and fellowship stipends and appointments will begin as scheduled. These dates will not shift with the change in the academic calendar, which is moving back by one week. For Spring 2021, stipends and appointments are scheduled to remain on the existing schedule. There will be no gap in funding between the summer and fall appointments or between the fall and spring appointments. The previously announced 3% stipend increase is being implemented.
International students who are on assistantship appointments and who are outside the U.S. must meet certain conditions to receive their stipend. Students should review Assistantship Appointments for Students Outside the U.S. for more information.
Will students still receive their stipend if a member of a teaching assistant’s family or household needs to take time off to take care of a loved one or isolate themselves if a member of the household becomes ill? (7/31/20)
What if graduate students work more than the standard 20 hours as part of this unusual pandemic response? How will this extra work be compensated? (7/31/20)
Cornell leadership announced additional measures to address Cornell’s FY21 budget deficit. Those actions include reducing for one year salaries and wages in contract college units, with reductions up to 5%. I am a Ph.D. student on a teaching assistantship in a contract college. Will my FY21 stipend be reduced? (7/5/20)
Do I need to take vacation time if I get COVID-19? (3/23/20)
Will conference grants still be supported by the Graduate School? (3/17/20)
Are emergency resources available for international graduate students facing financial hardship or disruptions due to the pandemic? (7/27/20)
How will the fellowship or assistantship stipends be affected by changes in the academic calendar? (7/27/20)